UCLA’s ALERT project informs residents on harmful air pollution
Community activist Elena Rodriguez (left) and Maria Reyes, a participant in ALERT, are spreading the word among residents in West Long Beach about air pollution in their neighborhood.
A UCLA Center for Health Policy Research project that educates residents about air pollution and its impact on their neighborhood’s health is featured in UCLA Today, the university’s faculty and staff newspaper.
The ALERT (Assessment of Local Environmental Risk Training) project is part of the Center’s Health DATA Program and targets two neighborhoods that bear the brunt of Southern California’s smog and diesel emissions — West Long Beach and Boyle Heights.
Read the UCLA Today story here. Learn more about the Center’s ALERT project.
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